March 17, 2020

Many more people are going to be working remotely / from home in the coming weeks and months, and whilst a lot of people do the odd day, it’s quite a different experience doing it full time.  

I was due to run a session in London this week on the challenges of remo...

March 6, 2020

At a panel event for the launch of Mace’s women’s network earlier this week I was asked to share one piece of advice I’d give their leadership team as they embark on their journey. My answer was to lead by example and treat it like any other business project....

November 29, 2018

I’ve just read an article (link below – well worth a read) which had

October 29, 2018

I saw an article in Personnel Today and metaphorically jumped for joy. The government is consulting on extending reporting requirements for companies with over 250 employees to include details of parental leave and pay policies. 

I think this can only be a good thing. S...

October 15, 2018

I’ve been talking to a number of businesses lately whose focus is on supporting those going on extended leave and in particular their return. There are numerous initiatives organisations can introduce that make a real difference (workshops and employee networks to name...

March 2, 2018

As many of you will know, the deadline for this is fast approaching - 4 April 2018 (or 30 March 2018 for public sector employers). At an event last week, I learned that to date only 12% of the c.9,000 employers covered by the regulations have so far published their fig...

November 17, 2017

Juggling work and home was brought back to the front of my mind by half term (both the joys and challenges). This got me thinking about triggers and the lessons we’ve all learned along the way about dealing with them. And how great it would be if we didn’t just share t...

October 20, 2017

And if so what lessons can we all learn?

OK - a hand grenade of a question but it’s one that’s often thrown about. I think the more interesting question, if it is true (and for me personally it was), is why?

I read an article in HBR recently (link below) which gave me a...

May 11, 2017

In much the same way as I've started to feel differently about fear (see my first blog - what could happen if you embrace the fear?) I've also realised I'm feeling differently about networking. Good different - and that’s surprised me. 

It was the one aspect about...

March 9, 2017

This question has been on my mind a lot over the last couple of weeks. As I mentioned at the end of my first blog, I am embarking on a journey. I have a big ambition - to drive change for working parents and women in leadership in the UK. But where to start? 

My first s...

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